Tag Archives: Patrick Adams

INNER LIFE-INNER LIFE I.

INNER LIFE-INNER LIFE I. From 1978 onwards, things were changing at Salsoul. The Salsoul Orchestra played a huge part in Salsoul’s success. They were much more than musicians, with many of its members songwriters, arrangers and producers. This included the Baker, Harris, Young rhythm section, Ron “Have Mercy” Kersey and Vince Montana Jr. So when …

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INNER LIFE-INNER LIFE II.

INNER LIFE-INNER LIFE II. By 1982, when Inner Life released their their second album for Salsoul Records, Inner Life 2 not only was the changing of the guard complete, but Salsoul as a record label had been transformed. Nearly all of Salsoul’s founding father’s were gone and the legendary Salsoul Orchestra was a shadow of …

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INNER LIFE-INNER LIFE.

INNER LIFE-INNER LIFE. By 1978, things were changing at Salsoul. The Salsoul Orchestra played a huge part in Salsoul’s success. They were much more than musicians, with many of its members songwriters, arrangers and producers. This included the Baker, Harris, Young rhythm section, Ron “Have Mercy” Kersey and Vince Montana Jr. So when Vince Montana …

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INNER LIFE-INNER LIFE I.

INNER LIFE-INNER LIFE I. In the last few articles I’ve written about Salsoul Records, I’ve mentioned how from 1978 onwards, things were changing at Salsoul. The Salsoul Orchestra played a huge part in Salsoul’s success. They were much more than musicians, with many of its members songwriters, arrangers and producers. This included the Baker, Harris, …

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P&P RECORDS HITS, HITS, HITS.

P&P RECORDS HITS, HITS, HITS. Each week, I always check out what albums will be released during the next few weeks and months. Sometimes, you get the odd surprise, with something being released without much fanfare of publicity. This was the case with P&P Hits, Hits, Hits a fifteen-disc box set, featuring nearly two-hundred tracks …

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LEROY BURGESS-ANTHOLOGY VOLUME 2: THE PRODUCER.

LEROY BURGESS-ANTHOLOGY VOLUME 2: THE PRODUCER. Having reviewed Leroy Burgess-Anthology Volume 1: The Voice, I decided that I’d review the follow-up or companion compilation Leroy Burgess-Anthology Volume 2: The Producer. Given the title, you’d expect this compilation to feature some of the many artists who’ve benefited from Leroy Burgess’ production skills. Not quite. Instead, the compilation …

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DONNA MCGHEE-MAKE IT LAST FOREVER.

DONNA MCGHEE-MAKE IT LAST FOREVER. Before embarking on her solo career, Donna McGhee got her first break singing with The Fatback Band. Later,  she found herself touring with Chaka Khan, Crown Heights Affair and Teddy Pendergrass. By 1977, Donna found herself signed to the disco label Red Greg Records, releasing Make It Last Forever in …

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THE BEST OF PERCEPTION AND TODAY RECORDS-COMPILED BY DJ SPINNA AND BBE SOUNDSYSTEM.

THE BEST OF PERCEPTION AND TODAY RECORDS-COMPILED BY DJ SPINNA AND BBE SOUNDSYSTEM. All too often, compilations of soul, jazz and funk music, tend to focus purely on the bigger, better known labels. With soul music, compilers tend to focus on labels like Motown, Stax, Fame and Hi Records, while with jazz music it’s labels …

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